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Description - Institutions, Consultants and Transformation by Lalitha Iyer

This collection of case studies captures a range of issues faced by 'institutions in transformation' in the social development sector, as they evolve and mature. Leadership transitions, gender issues at the workplace and the challenges of large systems owning up to their development agenda are some of the themes explored. The case studies included in the book comprise narrative reports on the change processes, reflective essays by the consultants and peer reviews. Practitioners have clearly identified the gaps between their initial assumptions and their actual experiences, providing interesting material for others to learn from. The voice and language of the narrator is retained, adding to the authenticity of the compilation. An overview of the tools used offers a ready guide to Organisation Development (OD) practitioners. This book is an invaluable addition to the available knowledge base both in terms of its content and the process that has been used to build the case studies. It will be of interest to consultants, students and teachers of OD and Organisational Behaviour. Human Resource Management Divisions in organisations will also find it useful.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788178298672
ISBN-10: 8178298678
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Response Books
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: India

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Author Biography - Lalitha Iyer

Lalitha Iyer is currently an independent researcher and social consultant. She began her career in the banking sector, joining SBI as an officer in 1976. She left SBI in 1998 to head Vidyaranya, a leading school in Hyderabad. Since 2001 she has been a researcher and consultant in the social development sector. She has been a board member in the Basix Livelihoods group across India, and is now the Chairperson of Sathi. Shaibal Guharoy is a freelance writer and editor based in Hyderabad. He has been writing since 2002 for various companies and advertising agencies. He has also written a few short stories, a couple of which have been published in Anthologies.